What people are saying about Graffiti Busters
‘Graffiti Busters goes Gang Busters’ – this volunteer group are now ridding Bayside of these graffiti gangs.
Graffiti Busters is turning Bayside into a Clean Suburb.
Very well done – All are volunteers who care.
Thank you Graffiti Busters for removing graffiti from my garage door. It’s wonderful that people are prepared to spend your time and effort doing this for us at no cost.
Groups like yours provide an overall beneficial feeling of community and personal mental wellbeing.
The Lions Club of Beaumaris has formed a close partnership with Neighbourhood Watch Graffiti Busters. We have sponsored their trailer and join in with their Graffiti Busts which we find is both socially and physically rewarding.
Thank you Graffiti Busters for cleaning our lane TWICE and in particular, our back fence. What a difference!
It’s made a huge difference here.
It used to be ugly and had an uneasy feeling about it. Now its clean and a pleasure to walk down. Such a relief to see it gone.
Thanks to Graffiti Busters Volunteers who have removed graffiti from around the Concourse. They also remove new graffiti as it happens. What a fabulous initiative.
You are making a huge difference.
The progress Graffiti Busters is making relating to Graffiti and cleaning up our neighbourhood has been outstanding and I’m sure you the community appreciate their efforts.
One only needs to look at our streets to see the improvement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn How it Works!
Are Graffiti Buster volunteers insured?
Graffiti Busters volunteers are covered by insurance provided they are members of Neighbourhood Watch 3193 Beaumaris & Black Rock and have signed the graffiti Busters Rules of Operation. There is no cost to be a member of NHW 3193.
Where does funding come from?
Graffiti Busters groups are self funded and are required to raise funds via sponsorship, donations, grants or fundraising events.
Groups are encouraged to develop relationships with their local Council as well as suppliers.
The main operating cost is paint and cleaning liquid.
The main start up costs are a fully purposed, branded trailer, which costs approximately $6500; pressure cleaner, brushes, rollers etc. Of course many groups start by using the volunteer’s personal equipment.
Other set up costs are for safety vests, signage and promotional costs.
Why don't you charge private owners?
Our goal is graffiti removal to make our suburbs cleaner and safer and nicer to live within.
Private owners SHOULD clean their own property but often don’t, reasons vary. Some claim there is no point, some are simply lazy and others cannot for genuine reasons.
Our view is that to introduce a “cost” changes the concept from a community project to a commercial project and also slows down the whole process. So we just pay for it ourselves from our fundraising. We don’t ask for reasons why the owner hasn’t removed the graffiti.
However, where the owner is a commercial business or a body corporate, we will either request a donation or at least ask the owner to pay for the paint.
Similarly, if an owner insists on colour matching, we will expect them to provide the paint.
How do you get started?
to Graffiti Busters is a community activity that starts with a group of people in a suburb that care and want to see the elimination of graffiti.
The first thing is to find a leader and a core group of enthusiastic volunteers (3-6).
Contact Graffiti Busters by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We will then work with you and assist you to get started. It really isn’t hard or very time-consuming.
How does a "graffiti Bust" work?
The Graffiti Bust is when a group of us get together to clean a specific area.-This is how we do it.
The leader selects an area to clean and a time and day to meet.
He/she contacts the “Busters” to arrange a meeting place. Usually this is a café where the group meets for a coffee.
Thereafter, the group spends 2-3 hours working and that’s it…although we then might have another coffee or even lunch!
Want to know more? Just contact us by email on email@example.com
Let us know your interest
Make sure your email and phone numbers are correct – Also , complete the “spam” check by adding the numbers and putting in the total (See left of Submit Box)
We are very grateful to the following organisations which have helped and sponsored Graffiti Busters NHW 3193